An efficient conservative treatment modality for cervical pregnancy: angiographic uterine artery embolization followed by immediate curettage.
ABSTRACT We sought to evaluate a conservative treatment modality, angiographic uterine artery embolization (UAE) followed by immediate curettage, in the treatment of cervical pregnancy.
Sixteen patients with cervical pregnancy were first treated by UAE to control or prevent vaginal bleeding. Curettage of cervical canal was performed immediately after UAE to remove gestational tissue from the cervix. Clinical outcome assessments include vaginal bleeding, serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin level, cervical mass, menstruation, fertility, and hospitalization time.
Fifteen patients were successfully treated by UAE followed by immediate curettage. One patient at very early gestational age underwent UAE only. Quick regression of serum human chorionic gonadotropin level and cervical mass, fertility preservation, and a short hospital stay were observed.
UAE followed by immediate curettage is an efficient conservative treatment for cervical pregnancy. This procedure may become a useful alternative to other conservative approaches.
02/2012; , ISBN: 978-953-307-947-9